Monthly Archives: January 2011

Supply, Demand, and Rocco Landesman

Robin Pogrebin reported in the Arts Beat column today and online yesterday on NEA chairman Rocco Landesman’s remarks at Arena stage earlier in the week.  He “addressed the problem of struggling theaters. “You can either increase demand or decrease supply,” … Continue reading

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The Symbolic Capital of Arts Commissions

I learned late last week that Arizona governor Jan Brewer’s budget proposal zeroes out the general appropriations line for the Arizona Commission on the Arts, a cut of approximately $665,000, as part of her cost-cutting plan. The plan also includes … Continue reading

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Half Full or Half Empty

  NEA research director Suyin Iyengar posted an interesting report today.  It’s really a “report on a report” by the Arts Council England about online engagement with arts and culture.  The report indicates that 53% of people online “used the … Continue reading

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My Head in the Cloud

There’s a fabulous grad student working with me on the logistics of the upcoming p.a.v.e. symposium on entrepreneurship and the arts.  He has experience organizing festivals and events and so I trust his judgment about the value of using cloud … Continue reading

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Bricks and Mortar

An article in yesterday’s NY Times about Arena Stage’s new “Cradle” for new play development and a tour I had this morning of the newly renovated Chandler Center for the Arts are reminders that sometimes infrastructure for the arts is … Continue reading

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Realignment

Today, I was re-viewing Ben Cameron’s* fabulous TEDTalk of last fall because I’m requiring my arts entrepreneurship students to see it.  Cameron makes several important points, among them (and forgive the paraphrasing) that the arts are in a period of … Continue reading

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Mama LaMaMa

Sometimes, a person singlehandedly builds the infrastructure for artistic creativity and innovation.  We lost such a person yesterday.  I only met Ellen Stewart once, in the mid 1980s.  I was working with Paul Zimet’s company, The Talking Band, and we … Continue reading

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